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Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer

JoAo Teixeira Albernaz - one of the world famous cartographers is still remembered for his maps on Brazil. Portuguese by birth, JoAo Teixeira Albernaz established a family of renowned cartographers. He was the son of Luís Teixeira.

Joao Teixeira Albernaz I rose to fame as a map maker in the 16th century. He and his brother Pedro Teixeira Albernaz were selected to make navigational charts of the Straits of Magellan and St. Vincent. Evidences of their travel to Madrid are found at Seville in the Archive of the Indies. He collaborated with Valentine de Sà to charter the letter addressed to João Baptista de Serga. His works include 215 letters and 19 atlases. He was deputed as the map maker of India and the warehouse of Mina. He is still remembered as one of the best navigators and map makers.

This legendary map maker's grandson, JoAo Teixeira Albernaz II, was named after him and was reputed as a cartographer throughout Europe even in his age. The younger JoAo Teixeira Albernaz followed the trends of design set by his grandfather who was also his master.

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